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Alnath

(al -nath) See Elnath.
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Elnath, the star labeled [beta] in the corner of Auriga closest to Taurus, is in fact Beta Tauri. The broken purple lines leading up to it indicate that it's not part of Auriga.
Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby has his string in decent nick and Beta Tauri is of interest in the Visit And Dine In The Panoramic Nursery.
They team up with Beta Tauri (3.10) ??Spitz finally looks to be going the right way 2.20 Musselburgh Rose Dobbin's six-year-old looked to have a bit of potential when quickening up in taking fashion for an easy success in a bumper here two years ago, but things haven't panned out for him since.
The fainter star Elnath, or Beta Tauri, which appears with them in the sky, is more than a million times farther in the background at a distance of 130 light-years.( ANI )
By month's end, Venus is nearing Beta Tauri (Elnath).
Jupiter rises during mid-evening in October, and it's high enough for good telescopic views by midnight, shining in the east between Aldebaran and Beta Tauri. It's highest in the south by 4 a.m.
But next month, after passing close to Beta Tauri, the planet begins a retrograde loop that is partially hidden by solar glare.
Venus glides onward through Taurus for the rest of April, passing a huge 10 [degrees] north of Aldebaran at mid-month and coming close to Beta Tauri (Elnath) at month's end.
Note in particular the triangle of the Moon, Mars, and Pleiades on July 18th and the nearly straight line of Aldebaran, Venus, Moon and Beta Tauri on July 19th.
Mars is moving retrograde (westward) against the background stars from Gemini into Taurus, but the motion slows to a halt on January 30th, leaving the planet only 21/2[degrees] from 1.6-magnitude Beta Tauri (Elnath).
4 [ll.sup.h] 24+ Africa, Java, Australia Beta Tauri Occultations Approx.